Saturday, August 13, 2016
Help Me Rise Above
Very seldom will I want to communicate something so bad that I will spend 30 minutes finding the video clips, but do you remember the Grey’s Anatomy episode where Dr. Bailey has to operate on a guy with a swastika on his abdomen? It’s one of my all time favorite parts of any TV show anywhere.
During this she talks about “rising above” and I have remembered these scenes often during my years as a parent and a professional. There have been countless times when I have needed to rise above my circumstances — and when I have had to call on Jesus to help me. Please take time to watch these three clips in order.
I encourage you today to use this prayer, “Jesus help me rise above” routinely in your life. There are so many great moments when it can be used.
When one of your children (or a child you work with) is unleashing all of their anger on you, pray, “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When your coworkers have lost their focus and are bickering, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When the members of your church are talking behind your back, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When you have a misunderstanding with your spouse, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When you are advocating for justice and don’t seem to be getting anywhere, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When you are frustrated with the negativity of our society, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When you are tired, sick, worn out, and feel you can’t go on, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When friends turn their back on you, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
When you are discouraged and are not sure you can deal with things one more day, pray “Jesus, help me rise above.”
Thursday when we arrived at Hybels Global Leadership Summit, the opening song was the one below. Listen to it as we all rise above whatever it is we are dealing with today. It’s really awesome... I love the part where it says, “And I’ll do it a thousand times again” because that's really what living a life of faith involves.